- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 41. Public Resources
- Chapter 21. Parks and Recreational Facilities
- Section 864. Grants For the Establishment of Trails and Footpaths.
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AS 41.21.864. Grants For the Establishment of Trails and Footpaths.
- (a) Within the limits of available appropriations, a city or borough of any class is entitled to state grants for the
purpose of acquiring land or rights-of-way over land and establishing and maintaining trails and footpaths on that land
or those rights-of-way.
- (b) Within the limits of available appropriations, the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is entitled to
state grants for the establishment and maintenance of footpaths and trails along certain designated existing highways
or when a highway, road or street is being constructed, reconstructed or relocated after June 7, 1972.
- (c) Before a grant is awarded under this section, application shall be submitted to the commissioner of natural resources,
accompanied by a comprehensive plan for the establishment of trails and paths. The plan may provide for ski trails,
dog sled trails, motorized vehicle trails, bicycle paths, bridle paths, footpaths and other trails and paths, and
designate separate and incompatible uses of these trails and paths.
- (d) Upon approval of the plan, funds shall be utilized and disbursed to cities and boroughs and to the Department of
Transportation and Public Facilities according to regulations adopted by the commissioner of natural resources.
- (e) Before the distribution of funds by the commissioner, consideration shall be given to the extent of funding available
under other federal, local and state aid programs.
- (f) Nothing in AS 41.21.864
- 41.21.872 prohibits a city or borough for which a
grant is authorized from entering into an agreement with the Department of Natural Resources for the establishment and
maintenance of trails and footpaths outside cities and boroughs.
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